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Concerns around the use of lead free bullets in older rifle barrels

Old 01-30-2008, 12:06 AM
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Default Concerns around the use of lead free bullets in older rifle barrels

Being a hunter in California there is a movement in some areas to require lead free ammunition. I have a .30-06 that was made in 1964, is there any concern with firing copper basedbullets through older rifles?
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:00 AM
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There will be no damage to your barrel shooting lead-free bullets. Copper is way softer than any steel used in a rifle barrel. And, frankly44 yearsis not that old for a rifle.
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:13 AM
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Your rifle will be just fine.
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